Thursday, February 23, 2017

Recognizing Learning Disorders in the Classroom

Characteristics of learning disabilities that can hide in plain sight 
Teachers are often the first to notice that a child might have a learning disorder. Sometimes the signs are easy to spot — a student who just isn’t making headway in reading, for example. Or a child who, despite obvious effort, can’t seem to master the times tables. But the signs are not always as clear, and many children, embarrassed that they are struggling to do things that seem easy for other kids, go to pains to hide their difficulties.
Here are some less-obvious signs of learning disorders in children to watch for in the classroom.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

10 Signs That You Have A Strong-Willed Child

 If you are exhausted from perpetual power struggles with your child, are tired of hearing “no” multiple times every single day and in general, are awed by the stubbornness of your feisty kid, chances are you are dealing with a “Strong-Willed” or “Spirited” child. Raising a strong-willed child is emotionally and physically draining and quite frankly, extremely challenging, to say the least.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

How Kids Learn Best

Set Kids Up for Success
 HOW kids learn best? What makes learning and performing more challenging for some kids, and what can we all do to improve our education system – both at home and at school?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cooperative Learning

Get information on cooperative learning, an instructional strategy in which small groups of students work together on a common task. This teaching method is an excellent way to allow students to think critically without relying on you for answers.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bullying Affects Students' Academic Achievement

 In an attempt to look past the mere effects bullying has on a child's psychological well-being and development, new research has taken a look at the effects bullying has on a child's academic achievement.

According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, children who are bullied have "lower academic achievement, a greater dislike of school and less confidence in their academic abilities," said CNN.